During 90% of group social interactions I'm happy to be there but would prefer to be invisible. I think that's why I like IRC so much. I'm in a room full of people chatting amongst themselves, nobody is really aware that I'm there but also nobody minds that I'm listening. I can interact if I want, but there's no expectation that I do, even if addressed directly. Real life more like IRC rooms please.

🏷 life irc